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Upper Main

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Chicken McNubbins T,S 
Give a dog a mint S,TR 
Lichen Fools S,TR 
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Santa's Stairmaster S,TR 

Upper Main Rock Climbing 

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The upper main wall is the location of routes from 5.6-5.13. The climbing is mainly slab but gets steep on the left side of the wall. The area has great overlooks of the Pend Oreille River.

Getting There 

Hike uphill from the east side of the second pull out. Several trail option lead to a short section of fixed rope. Approach takes about 5 minutes. The top of the cliff can be accessed from a gully on the right side of the wall.

Climbing Season

For the North Idaho area.

Weather station 13.4 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Main

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Main:
Chicken McNubbins   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Lichen Fools relative to the dihedral etc.

Lichen Fools 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Idaho : North Idaho : ... : Upper Main
A great climb up inside corner to the steeper right side headwall. It's hard to leave the bucket holds in the corner for the crimps and knobs on the right wall, but the fun bouldery moves thru the crux make many of us want it to continue for longer!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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